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Have we got had a taste of his obedience?...at
Men. Consider this; he hath been bred i'ch' wars
i Sen. Noble Tribunes,
Sic. Noble Menenius,
Bru. Go not home,
Sic. Meet on the forum ; we'll attend you there,
Men. I'll bring him to you.
nini i Sen. Pray, let's to him.
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SCENE changes to CORIOLANUS's House.
10 y 12 Enter Coriolanus, with Nobles.d Cor. ET them pull all about mine ears, present me
Death on the wheel, or at wild horses heels, Or pile ten hills on the Tarpeian Rock, That the precipitation might down stretch Below the beam of light, yet will I fill Be thus to them.
Cor. I muse, iny mother
To call them woollen vasals, things created
Vol. Oh, Sir, Sir, Sir,
Cor. Let it go
Cor. Let them hang.
Enter Menenius, with the Senators.
thing too rough:
Sen. There's no remedy,
Vol. Pray, be counsell’d;.
Men. Well faid, noble woman;
Leffer had been
The Things of your Dispositions
(26) Before he should thus stoop to th'Herd, but that
Cor. What must I do?urt to
Cor. For them? I cannot do it for the Gods, Must I then do't to them?:
Vol. You are too absolutes is
Cor. Tush, tush untuk
Vol. If it be honour in your warszta feen:
Cor. Why force you this?
Vol. Because it lies on you to speak to th' People: Not by your own instruction, nor by th' matrer Which your heart prompts you to, but with such words But roated in your tongue; baftards, and fyllables Of no allowance, to your bosom's truth. Now, this no more dishonours you at all,
(26) Before he thus should floop tö'th Heart, b] But how did Corialanus stoop to his Heart? he rather, as we vulgarly exprefs sita made hiş proud Heart stoop to the Neceflity of the Times. I am perfuaded, my Emendation gives the true Reading. So, before, in this play;.
Are these your Herd? So, in Julius Cæfar:
When be perceiv'd, the common Herd was glad to refus’d the Crown, &c. And in many other Pastages.
Than to take in a Town with gentle words,
Vol. I prythee now, my Son,
I'm in this
> And You &c.] The Pointing of the printed Copies makes stark Nonsense of this Passage. Volumnia is perfuading Coriolanus that he ought to flatter the People, as the general Fortune was at Stakes and says, that, in this Advice, She speaks as his Wife, as his Son ; as the Senate, and Body of the Patricians ; who were in some Measure link'd to his Conduct.
Mr. Warburton. Si
w waving thy Head, Which often, thus, Correcting by Best Heart] But do any of the Ancient, or Modern Masters of Elocution prescribe the waving the Head, when they treat of Action? Or how does the waving the Head correct the Stoutness of the Heart, or evidence Humility ? Or Halily, where is the Sense or Grammar of thefe Words, Which often thus &c. These Questions are sufficient to shew the absurd Corruption of these Lines. I would read phereføre ;line
swaving thy Hand, Which foften thus, correcting rhy flout Heart ; This is a very proper Precept of A&tion luiting the Occafion; Wave thy Hand, says. She, and softens the Action of it thus, then strike upon thy Breast
, and by that Action fhew' the People thou halt corrected thy Itout Heart. All here is fine and proper.
Now humble as the ripest Mulberry,
Men. This but done,
Com. I've been i'th? Market-place, and, Sir, 'tis fit
Com. I think, 'twill serve, if he
} Pr’ythee now, fay you will, and go about it.
Cor. Must I go fhew.them my unbarbed sconce?
Smol ni 290013 3 10 (29) Yet were
This of Marcius,) The Pointing of all the Impressions fhews, the Editors did not undecftand this Panlage. What Plot is this, they are dreaming of, to lose the Mould bfMarcius? But-Plot and. Mauld are bar one, and the same Thing; and meaning mote than the Flesh and bitance of
there " quences annexa, says He, than the Destruction of my Body, they " should grindje te Powder ; &n.